Bronx police are asking for the public's help in solving a murder that happened back in October. On October 13th the body of Luz Perez, 40, was found after her 5-year-old son squeezed through security bars at their apartment and made a tearful plea for help.
"Her son and 2-year-old daughter spent about 27 hours fending for themselves after Perez' death.
"The son tried to call 911 but was unable to give the address of the location," a Bronx detective told PIX11.
He was able to unlatch the front window and call for help through the front window the next day.
"A passerby called 911 and police forced entry into the apartment and rescued the children and recovered the deceased," the detective said.
Neither child was harmed. At the time of Perez' death, family on the scene told PIX11 News that Perez was a mother of six.
Police have asked for help identifying a man wanted connection with Perez' death. He's approximately 6 feet tall. The man was last seen wearing a black du-rag and dark green waist length jacket with multiple patches."
This is such a heartbreaking story and we're pleading with anyone who may have information on this man.
If you have any information, no matter how small, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com , downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).